Ask the Experts

Get up close and personal with some of the most experienced and entertaining adventurers on the planet! The panels for 2017 focused on “Paddling Expeditions” and film-making. Informal, intimate and informative.. ask the experts anything you like…

PADDLING EXPEDITIONS hosted by Tomass Marnics

Roll up! Roll up! If it’s on water and propelled by a linear object in your hands, then these cats know the score.
 Tomass MarnicsTomass Marnics – A real-life action man! Formerly a world-class volleyball legend he has now turned his hand to extreme kayak river adventures. We are incredibly lucky to get him to chair this panel since he lives in Latvia not Middlesex. His expertise and experience is colossal and it goes without saying that you mustn’t attend this workshop without watching his entry to this year’s festival. The truly awesome Kyrgyz canoe challenge milestone: The Eyes Of God.




Ben Sadd

Ben Sadd – Hot from the screening of his legendary DugOut film this is the guy who has the latest from the jungle paddling scene. Totally tropical and totally topical!






Natalia CohenNatalia Cohen – Natalia is our saltwater specialist with a crossing of the pacific under her belt. Her expertise on life incarcerated afloat is second to none. We are lucky to have her aboard!






Chris ScottChris Scott – A fanatical paddler and pack-rafting zealot. It was Chris’ knowledge of ‘The Yenisey River Expedition’ doc that helped kick-start this festival. Always knowledgeable and funny, any panel that he sits on is worth attending!






THE FILM MAKERS’ PANEL – hosted by festival curator, Austin Vince

Austin Vince

Brand new last year this panel was a smash hit. Audience members can literally, ask the experts. No question too silly. Get real-world info from film-makers who have walked the walk. The mixture is leavened and moderated by festival curator Austin Vince. This experts panel is, in it’s way, the essence of the festival. The democratisation of film-making being at the heart of our core values.





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